Friday, March 20, 2009
My Caricature Gig Paraphernalia
One of my blog readers emailed me to ask about my easel (thank you Hilary!) so this is a post about what I take to a typical gig.
I pull along an inexpensive collapsible cart--this one was $20 at Staples-- that holds just about everything. My easel is a half-size French easel, which is a portable, expanding-legs-and-top type which folds down very compactly. There's a container for my paper and plastic bags, and another for my pens, then there's my lights, and finally there's my display board and its own lightweight metal easel. I also carry along my own chair that is the right height for me...and it has a padded seat! It takes me about ten minutes to set up and tear down.
One of the perks of being a caricaturist is that you don't really need to haul much stuff! :-)